Sunday 20 November 2022

Borehead - 0002 (EP Review)

Date Released: November 17th 2022. Record Label: Self Released. Formats: DD

0002: Tracklisting


1.Phantasm (A Prequel) 11:02

2.Mariana's Lament 05:36

3.Lost in Waters Deep 09:08


0002 is the new EP from UK Doom/Stoner Metal instrumentalists Borehead and it’s quite an engaging affair driven by Black Sabbath inspired AMPLIFIER WORSHIP heavy gloomy sounds. The whole flow of the record is powered by some epic Progressive and Psychedelic grooves that remain slow paced for the most part but also sees Borehead play faster sounds that feel super fresh in places.

The three tracks that make up the EP are all superbly played and produced from beginning to end with perhaps the standout tracks being Phantasm (A Prequel) and Lost In Waters Deep. You can hear shades of Russian Circles, Pelican, Vinnum Sabbathi and even Mastodon when Borehead start playing a more a more progressive sludgier style of music. 

The Ambient noises and soundclips that accompany Phantasm (A Prequel) make you take more notice of Borehead and the music they deliver with perhaps the music becoming more DOOMIER and MENACING with the band still playing first rate extended jams.

The use of different styles of Instrumental Rock/Metal contained on this release such as Post-Rock/Post-Metal allows Borehead to take huge creative risks with their music for a more well rounded and huge sounding release that you don’t initially expect.

0002 is expertly recorded and produced which allows Borehead deliver a more cinematic style of Instrumental Doom/Stoner Metal that ultimately leaves you wanting to hear more. 

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe


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